The BOOTP boot server for use with the OpenVMS I64 InfoServer utility
can be on the same system or on any system in the same LAN as the
InfoServer application. TFTP is required on the boot server for
supplying the boot files to the client systems.
The steps necessary to set up the boot server and boot files
are as follows:
NOTE: All instructions and examples assume
the use of TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS. Other IP products might
work but have not been tested and are not supported at this time.
Make sure TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS is
installed and that:
BOOTP server and TFTP server are configured and started.
At least one IP interface
Optionally, make sure TELNET
and FTP are configured and started.
Use the TCPIP SHOW SERVICES command to verify the servers
are started (enabled), and the TCPIP SHOW INTERFACE command to display
IP interface information. For more information about configuring
and starting TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS components, see the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Installation and Configuration and HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Management manuals.
NOTE: If you are currently using the DHCP service, you must
disable it. The BOOTP service must be enabled instead. For information
about disabling or enabling services, see the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Management manual.
Set up a location for the OpenVMS I64 Version 8.3 boot
files by creating the directory accessible by TFTP, as in the following
example. (HP recommends that you create a separate boot file directory for
each version of the operating system.)
$ CREATE/DIRECTORY TCPIP$TFTP_ROOT:[V83]
IMPORTANT: For each subsequent upgrade of OpenVMS, you must
create a separate directory for the boot files specific to the OpenVMS
version and, where appropriate, modify the path specified for each
client’s boot files (as in step 6). To make subsequent upgrades
easier, you can use systemwide or clusterwide logical names.
Copy the following two files from the DVD to the TCPIP$TFTP_ROOT:[V083]
Gather data for each boot client (that is, each node
that is going to boot the DVD over the network), including the following
information for the client’s network device (the client
Integrity server core I/O card):
Define each boot client’s host name in the
TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS local host database using the TCPIP
SET HOST command. In the following example, hostname is
the host name of the boot client and ipaddress is
its IP address.
$ TCPIP SET HOST hostname/ADDRESS=ipaddress
The IP address does not have to be the actual address you
plan to use for the boot client host; it must be in the same LAN
as the BOOTP server and must not be currently in use. However,
if you use statically assigned IP addresses, HP recommends (for
simplicity) using the assigned address of the boot client’s
network device. (To display the assigned IP address, use the TCPIP
SHOW HOST command.)
For each boot client, add an entry in the BOOTP database
to associate the MAC address of the client’s LAN device
with the boot file to be loaded from the boot server, as in the
following example. In this example, hostname is
the host name of the boot client, and MACaddress is
the client’s MAC address in the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx;
the boot file specification need not include “TCPIP$TFTP_ROOT:”.
$ TCPIP SET BOOTP hostname /HARDWARE=ADDRESS=MACaddress- _TCPIP> /FILE=[V083]VMSLOADER.EFI
You might need to specify a gateway (/GATEWAYS) and network
mask (/NETWORK_MASK). Consult your network administrator or see
the TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS documentation.
IMPORTANT: For each new version of OpenVMS I64, you must modify
the client entry in the BOOTP database to point to the new, version-specific
directory TCPIP$TFTP_ROOT:[V83] on the system to be the TFTP and
from the DVD to TCPIP$TFTP_ROOT:[V83].
Copies [SYSEXE]IPB.EXE from
the DVD to TCPIP$TFTP_ROOT:[V83].
Adds the boot client host
MOZART to the TCP/IP hosts database, specifying MOZART’s
IP address as 188.8.131.52.
Adds host MOZART as a client
entry in the BOOTP database, where the MAC address of the client’s
LAN device is 00-13-21-5B-85-E4 (as was determined in the example
for the client in “Determining
the Local Network I/O Card to Be Used ”)
and the boot file for the client is [V83]VMS_LOADER.EFI.
Displays information about
the client MOZART (use this command to verify that the client has
been configured appropriately).